Our consumers are concerned, and understandably so. But rest assured that we are not affected by the massive egg recall. Read more:
Words by: Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs
By now you have no doubt heard about the massive Salmonella egg recall that was announced on April 13th by Rose Acre Farms and the FDA. While this recall is in no way connected to Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, we are astonished by its impact and size – 207 million eggs packaged across about 9 different brands and distributed in 9 states. 207 million eggs is enough to let well over half of the U.S. population eat an egg for breakfast.
And here’s the incredible part: that number of eggs came from a single farm in North Carolina, over just 93 days of production. That means they are producing over 2 million eggs per day from over 2 million hens in one location – all in cages. Most Americans don’t know that about 9 out of 10 eggs are produced in facilities exactly like this.
At Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs we simply don’t believe in factory farming. We partner with small, independent farms that can manage their egg operation with just their family. That typically means they will just have one, sometimes two, Certified Humane, free range barns with readily used outdoor pasture. This is better for farmers, farm communities, and hens. It is also better for the people who buy our eggs; they can trust the actual farmers who care for the hens that produce those eggs.
While it is not possible to fully prevent disease we feel very strongly that how you farm goes a long way toward reducing the risk. It’s just another reason we hold a small farm philosophy, and partner with over 120 small family farms.
Please tell us what you think below.
January 06, 2021
I visited a friend who buys from you guys. I found the eggs to be really flavorful and the color of the yolks was a much richer hue than regular store bought eggs. BUT, I can't buy them for myself unless you guys stop using plastic containers. For now, I am going to continue to buy Vital Farms because they use recycled paper containers. If you guys will switch away from plastic containers then I am down!!
Hi Robert, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed our eggs and appreciate your thoughtful feedback. We've chosen to use our cartons because they are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and put plastic that would otherwise enter the landfill, back to good use. They also take less energy to produce than most traditional pulp cartons. To learn more about our cartons and the research behind our choice, we invite you to check out our Paper or Plastic blog here: https://www.peteandgerrys.com/blog/paper-or-plastic.
May 11, 2020
I have bought eggs previously from Pete and Gerry.
I am currently using and the one I got now I am boil to use eggs.
I see there is lot of brown stains on the egg white.
Initially I thought it is just one or two now I boil every egg and I see the brown stain on egg white after I boil.
Can you please tell is it consume.
Please let me know.
May 13, 2020
Hi Aruna, we are so sorry to hear you had that experience with our eggs, as it's certainly not typical. We'd love to get some more information from you and replace that carton of eggs, if you wouldn't mind sending us an email at [email protected]
February 01, 2020
Yesterday, 1/31, I cooked the last egg from a carton marked used by Feb 08. The white was good but when I bit into the yolk, it tasted like burnt plastic. Awful! What could cause that? I love your delicious, quality eggs and buy them exclusively, get mine at Harris Teeter (which is now owned by Kroger). Package also marked P-172 360 B9. So far no ill effects noted.
February 03, 2020
Hi Di! We're so sorry to hear about this unfortunate egg experience. We've sent you an email to gather some more info so we can definitely make this right for you! If you don't see that in your inbox soon, please reach out to [email protected] so we can get to the bottom of this. Talk soon!
January 29, 2020
I bought Pete and Gerry’s hard cooked eggs with a expiration date of March 3rd 2020 today. I would assume those are safe from the most recent recall? Thanks
Hi John! The hard boiled eggs you just purchased are not part of the previous voluntary hard boiled recall. Our hard boiled eggs are back on the shelves and safe to enjoy. Thank you for checking!
January 13, 2020
Is it safe to buy Pete and Gerry's Organic Raw Eggs from Walmart in South Carolina ? Please let me know. Thanks
January 14, 2020
Thanks for reaching out! This article is in reference to a recall from a previous year, and Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs were not affected. The eggs currently available at your local Walmart are completely safe!
January 10, 2020
The Publix here in Ft Lauderdale Florida has removed all of your organic hard boiled packages and Egland brand from their refrigerated
dairy shelves . When will your product be back on their shelves?
Hi Rita, we're glad to hear you're missing us! Unfortunately, we do not yet have a date for the return of our hard boiled egg products. Production of these items will move to a new state of the art facility, but we haven't nailed down all of the details needed to make that possible yet. Rest assured that we are doing what we can to get those packs back on the shelf soon!
January 03, 2020
I'm confused, please help. You have an article that states that your eggs are unaffected by the egg recall. However, there is a banner at the top of your website indicating we should throw them away. Which is it?
Hi there! We're very sorry for any confusion. The recall reported here is from a few years ago from a large factory farm. The recall you are referring to on our website banner is regarding a recent voluntary hard boiled egg recall. You can find out more information about this specific hard boiled egg recall here: https://www.peteandgerrys.com/blog/voluntary-hard-boiled-egg-recall Please don't hesitate to reach out if we may assist further!
October 21, 2019
I've been using Eggland's Best Eggs for many years. Then my husband bought Pete and Gerry's organic eggs. They are without doubt the best I've had in many years. That says a lot coming from an old country farm girl. We won't be buying any other kind. We get ours from Bruce's Foodland in Fort Payne Alabama. Thanks for such a delicious product.
This is so wonderful to hear, Rita. We truly believe that raising our flocks on small family farms makes all the difference, and although there may be mass-produced options out there that come at lower price, we think it's worth it to produce eggs the right way. Thank you for choosing our eggs and for believing in what you buy!
September 06, 2019
I just had your eggs for breakfast. These are the best eggs I've ever had! Lately, I have been so turned off by the flavor of eggs I've been buying. The taste has been aweful no matter where I get them. Your eggs are unlike any I've ever had. Velvety whites and delicious! Keep up the good work providing real quality food!
Hi Ruth! So glad that you found us. Thank you for your unwavering support and loyalty...we're proud to produce such quality eggs with a special flavor.
June 13, 2019
Love your eggs ..I get mine at Krogers, you have a forever customer 😊
June 14, 2019
Thanks for your loyalty and kind words, Pauline! We love to hear that you can get our eggs so easily at Krogers. Our small family farmers thank you!
February 03, 2019
My Son purchased Pete and Gerry Eggs at Walmart 2 days ago. 2/1/2019. He did not look at the date on the Carton. I took them out of the fridge today and noticed the date. 11:23:43 FEB 17 Does this mean FEB 17 the Year or to use by FEB 17. Thank you
February 04, 2019
HI Elisabeth. Great question! We actually do not put a year on our eggs (unless required by certain states) because we hope our consumers will not keep them that long. This date is the actual date of February 17, 2019. We're thinking you may have an "004" somewhere on this carton as well, and this would indicate a julian, or packaging date for this year. Rest assured, should you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] and we're absolutely happy to check with our team. Thank you for the question!
January 03, 2019
Why is it that every single eggs I got had blood marks. I still ate them and I hope it’s not dangerous? Please advise me if this is normal?
Hi Ellie, we so sorry for any concern the blood spots have caused. They occur in about 6% of brown-shelled eggs and are harmless, though we understand that they can be a bit alarming or unappetizing. If you would like us to replace any unsatisfactory cartons, please don't hesitate to reach out at [email protected]
January 01, 2019
Dear Pete and Gerry,
I started purchasing eggs from you because the packaging label says it is Organic, no antibiotics, no hormones, etc. I am very pleased with that. I also noticed that you have the "Certified Humane" label in there. I have been reading numerous articles of horror stories about how the male chicks are handled. Can you shed some light in that department? Thanks!
January 02, 2019
Hi Gladys, we understand the importance of your question. Although we do not have our own hatchery or breed any of our own hens, we are sensitive to the issue of male chicks and are actively investing in technologies that we hope will help result in a humane long-term solution. You can find out more about these efforts here: http://fal.cn/VnzY Thank you for reaching out to us.
October 04, 2018
Love Pete and Gerry's eggs! I will not buy any other brand.
It makes us so happy to hear that, Leona! From all of us, thank you so much for the loyalty.
September 12, 2018
I buy either Pete and gerrys or Trader Joe exclusively.(depending on the availability and price of X-L). I eat a LOT of eggs, upward of 14 per week, sometimes much more if I use eggs for a soufle or quiche for dinner. I want the best, no pesticide residue or unhealthy fats (organic free-range eggs have an entirely different fat profile than regular eggs). These are my go to eggs when I can get them at a good price.
July 02, 2019
I have been purchasing your Organic Pete & Gerry's eggs for about 1 year now. It sort of disturbed me that you are being sued because of inhumane treatment of hens.
When the lawsuit is resolved, and in your favor if you are found to be telling the truth, then I will resume purchasing your eggs once again. Thank you
July 03, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to ask about this, Laurie. Our team and family of partner farmers is deeply committed to ethical egg production on free range small family farms: in fact, we became the first Certified Humane egg producer in the US in 2003. Organizations such as PETA aim to end all animal agriculture, so even humane producers like us will never meet their standards. Meanwhile, nearly 85% of all laying hens in the US spend their entire lives in cages and never see the light of day. To disparage the small minority of family farmers who have made the commitment to a more humane food system seems counterproductive to us. If you have any specific questions about PETA’s claims, we encourage you to email us at [email protected] or take a look at Certified Humane's full rebuttal: https://certifiedhumane.org/petas-latest/.
September 13, 2018
That means a lot to us, Greg. We're proud to have a product that meets the highest standards possible so that folks like you can truly believe in what you buy.
September 03, 2018
Are you in pavilions or vons stores?
September 04, 2018
Hi Linda, our eggs are sold in some Vons locations across the country, along with other major supermarkets. Please take a look at our store locator for more information: https://www.peteandgerrys.com/buy-eggs. Let us know if we can help with anything else!